Morning News Call - India, November 12

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    8:30 am: Aurobindo Pharma conference call post second-quarter earnings. 
    10:00 am: Computer Age Management Services virtual investors conference call
post second-quarter earnings.
    1:25 pm: Apollo Hospitals conference call post second-quarter earnings.
    4:00 pm: Petronet LNG management at a virtual press conference post
second-quarter earnings.
    4:00 pm: Coal India Chairman and Managing Director Pramod Agarwal at an
analyst conference call post second-quarter earnings.
    4:00 pm: Page Industries conference call post second-quarter earnings.
    5:00 pm: Jubilant FoodWorks analyst conference call post second-quarter
    5:30 pm: Government to release October consumer price inflation data.
    5:30 pm: Government to release September Industrial output data.
Eric Merlis, Managing Director and Head of Global Markets Trading at Citizens
discusses the impact of the U.S. election on rates and currency markets, and the
outlook for the U.S. dollar. To join the conversation at 9.30 pm IST, click here
    • Amazon accuses India's Future of insider trading as it seeks to block
Reliance deal has asked India's market regulator to investigate Future Retail
for insider trading, a letter seen by Reuters showed, as it seeks to prevent its
business partner from becoming part of rival Reliance's empire.
    • India planning around $20 billion of new stimulus -government sources
India is planning to announce a fresh round of stimulus totalling about $20
billion this week to help pull the economy out of its historic contraction,
government officials said on Wednesday.
    • India to regulate streaming services, online content
India's federal government will regulate content on video streaming platforms,
including global services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney's
Hotstar, as part of rules announced this week.
    • India to spend $27 billion over 5 years to boost manufacturing
India's cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to provide production-linked
incentives of about 2 trillion rupees over five years to create jobs and boost
manufacturing in the country, the finance minister said.
    • Modi's coalition cites virus fight in winning first poll since pandemic
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition retained power in Bihar state,
results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi's handling of
COVID-19 and which may boost his chances in three more state elections next
    • Toyota halts production at Indian plant after labour union strike
Toyota Motor has been forced to halt production at its car plant in southern
India after members of a workers' union went on a sit-in strike within the
premises, the automaker said on Wednesday.
    • India startups seek high-tech solutions to colossal food waste
Startups and venture capital are pouring into what might seem an unlikely place:
India's vast, outdated agriculture industry.
    • 'Revenue shock' forces Indian states to cut capital spending by up to $36
bln - ICRA 
Indian states are expected to cut their total capital spending by $33.61 billion
to $36.3 billion due to the strain the coronavirus pandemic has put on their
revenue, rating agency ICRA said on Wednesday.
    • Trump presses on with uphill legal struggle to overturn Biden victory
President Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday took another step in its
long-shot legal strategy to upend his election defeat with a Michigan lawsuit,
while Georgia announced a recount and President-elect Joe Biden worked on laying
the foundation of his administration.
    • Moderna closes in on release of COVID-19 vaccine data
Moderna said on Wednesday it has enough data for a first interim analysis of the
late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, which should help
determine the vaccine's efficacy.
    • OPEC expects coronavirus to curb oil demand recovery into 2021
Global oil demand will rebound more slowly in 2021 than previously thought
because of rising coronavirus cases, OPEC said on Wednesday, hampering efforts
by the group and its allies to support the market.
    (As reported by NewsRise)
    • SGX Nifty nearest-month futures were 0.4% lower at 12,743.50.
    • The Indian rupee is expected to trade little changed to the dollar amid
soft risk appetite and mixed Asian peers.
    • Indian government bond yields will likely trade largely unchanged as
investors eye the central bank’s so-called special open market operation and
retail inflation data for October, due later today, for fresh cues. The yield on
the benchmark 5.77% bond maturing in 2030 is likely to trade in a 5.88%-5.93%
band today. 
    • The Nasdaq closed up 2% on Wednesday as investors switched back to
technology stocks and away from economically sensitive sectors as they weighed
COVID-19 vaccine progress against a virus surge and likely timing for a economic
    • Asian shares rose toward a more than two-year peak, buoyed by sustained
global stimulus efforts and hopes of a coronavirus vaccine, but some analysts
warned of the risk of a correction lower.
    • The dollar held broad gains as investors adjusted some of their bullish
expectations about a COVID-19 vaccine, tempering a recent rally in risk assets
but keeping enough confidence to support the greenback against other
    • Oil prices rose in early trade, taking the week's gains to more than 12%
on growing hopes that the world's major producers will hold off on a planned
supply increase as soaring cases of COVID-19 dent fuel demand.
    • Gold prices inched lower, after dropping over 1% in the previous session,
pressured by a firmer dollar and optimism over a COVID-19 vaccine related
developments bolstering risk appetite.
                   CLOSE        FII INVESTMENTS  EQUITIES         DEBT
 PNDF spot         74.23/74.26  November 11      1,423.32 crores  (183.66) crores
 10-yr bond yield  5.9%         Month-to-date    17,297 crores    1,809 crores
                                Year-to-date     65,185 crores    (1,05,337) crores
    (FII investment numbers are in Indian rupees. Source: National Securities
Depository Limited)

    For additional data:
    India govt bond market volumes                 
    Stock market reports                
    Non-deliverable forwards data              
    Corporate debt stories               [IN CORPD]
    Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT]
    Monthly inflows                      [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN]
    ($1 = 74.44 Indian rupees)

 (Compiled by Pathikrit Bandyopadhyay in Bengaluru)